CMIT Solution’s annual convention and awards ceremony serves as an opportunity for the franchise and its partners to honor the success of the brand and celebrate outstanding franchise achievements. Held in May in Vancouver, Washington, this gathering highlighted the franchise’s most distinguished franchise partners and also honored one of the system’s biggest achievements over the past year: 200 open locations.

With the theme “CMIT Elevate,” the convention celebrated the key accomplishments of the brand and encouraged franchise partners, local market team members, and corporate leadership alike to continue to aim high, think big, and rise to the occasion every day. Along with the celebrations, the three-day event included extensive sales and marketing training, educational seminars, and opportunities to share best practices.

CMIT Solutions bestowed honors on top-performing office owners and
their team members for categories including attendance for sales, customer retention, and superior operations over the past 12 months.

During the banquet dinner, President and CEO Jeff Connally presented “Franchise of the Year” to Jason Arabian, owner of CMIT Solutions of Central Rhode Island. Arabian and his team earned this recognition with a series of high marks in all judged criteria, including total revenue, operations, number of managed seats, and participation within the franchise system. Arabian represents a special honoree for CMIT Solutions, as he has received this highest honor a total of three times.

In addition to Arabian, several other owners and franchise locations received honors for their contribution to a successful 2017:

  • Steve Hendrickson, CMIT Solutions of Wyoming Center (Rookie of the Year)
  • Cheryl Nelan, CMIT Solutions of Monroe (President’s Award)
  • Steve Conyers, CMIT Solutions of Brooklyn North (Breakout)
  • Puja Kandel, CMIT Solutions of West Omaha (Spirit of the Entrepreneur)
  • Tom Burtzlaff, CMIT Solutions of Columbia (Success Story)
  • Doug Bates, CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta (Community Service Award)
  • Emory Simmons, CMIT Solutions of South Charlotte (People’s Choice Award)
  • Will Zdinak, CMIT Solutions of Bethlehem (Tech of the Year)

“The Annual Convention is always the highlight of the year,” said Jeff Connally, president and CEO of CMIT Solutions. “We get to bring all of our franchise partners and the home office together to inspire and learn from each other. We have been growing faster than ever, and continuing to encourage a collaborative community is essential to our future. The time in Vancouver was inspiring and a good reminder of how strong of a team we all are together.”

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